Baby E and I are 10 months into our breastfeeding story…journey…saga…whatever you want to call it so I thought it was time for an update. Instead of just telling you how amazing it is, because it definitely is, I wanted to explain it with a little humor. So thank you Jimmy Fallon for pros and cons.
Pro: Look at all the money we saved not buying formula.
Con: Nursing pads, Nursing Bras, Nursing pillows, Nursing wraps, Nursing dresses, Nursing shirts, pumps, pump parts, milk storage bags, and that brand new deep freeze in the basement…..
Pro: (Mom) Baby is fussy. Gets out boob…instant happiness.
Con: (Dad) Baby is fussy. Baby and Dad cry together.
Pro: I could do this forever.
Con: Is that a tooth?
Pro: Never getting up to make a bottle at night.
Con: Being the bottle.
Pro: Being able to feed baby while you eat.
Con: Scooping salsa off your baby’s forehead and wondering if you should have used a napkin instead of a chip.
Pro: Not having to wash so many bottles!
Con: Washing pump parts.
Pro: Look how fast the weight came off after baby!
Con: Finding new jeans to fit your couch shaped ass.
Pro: Finding that perfect nursing bra.
Con: Too bad you have a watermelon and a kiwi for boobs.
Pro: Looking down at your beautiful baby while she nurses, remembering the 9 long months you carried her, the sleepless nights , hours of pumping, and all the ounces of milk you’ve given her without a drop of formula.
Con: First word is Dada.
We are 10 months in and all joking aside it’s the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done in my life. I wouldn’t change any part of it.